Does anybody know the exact meaning of this idiotic guidelines. It seems to be written by Apple layers with the same competence level as the guys responsible for the iBooks approval process.
6.1.8. Competing Website(s)
The book must not include references or links to a website that sells eBooks or competes with iTunes or the iBookstore.
"a website that sells eBooks or competes with iTunes or the iBookstore". Isn't that almost every other website on the freekin' planet that sells music, books or apps? By that standard I cannot even link to my own website if I sell my own stuff there.
I got a previous ticket when I had a link to my mp3 files on Amazon. I understand that and I'm cool with it. Direct competition "buy this there and not here". Apple doesn't want that, no problem. I corrected that and yesterday after almost 3 month my book was approved and showed up on the iBookstore.
If I wouldn't have checked the iTunes Connect site for my other book (2+ month) I wouldn't have noticed that I got another ticket again on the first book that was made available just yesterday, but today it was yanked from the store. Who is running that joint over there, really.
Now they demand to pull the Amazon link from my book, that goes to my Amazon "physical" bookstore" with all my other books that are not even available on the iBookstore. No Kindles version nothing. Since when is Apple in the printed book market. Makes no sense to me. If someone would have an audible book, they couldn't link to it either?
What is your experience about that link paranoia? Is any Amazon link a violation (because it is a direct Apple competitor) even if it directs to page selling underwear? How about all those books about the Kindle, Nooks and Androids in the iBookstore, shouldn't they be in there either.